Best Volunteer Reviews 2017

Volunteer Name: Olin Martin
Project Location Cusco, Peru    
Volunteered at: Clinica Salud

1- How was the local ABV Coordinator/staff and the support provided in-country?
Amazing! Staff went out of way to make sure that assignment was well coordinated and expectations were exceeded.

2- What was the most surprising thing you experienced?
Program: The differences in healthcare between Peru and the US.
Host Family: How above and beyond the welcome was.
Country: How little English is spoken.

3- What was the most challenging thing you experienced?
Program: Language barrier.
Host Family: None
Country: Language barrier

4- Any tips for future volunteers… (clothing, travel, personal items, donations)
1. Make sure you really brush up on your Spanish.
2. Plan trips well in advance.
3. Don’t hesitate to ask for help

5.1-Other things volunteers should know before coming here:
(thats not in the orientation guide)
a. none

6- Personal Paragraph about the experience (ABV Program Testimonial):to
I am a new nursing student with marginal Spanish so this was a very challenging experience for me, which is what I was hoping for. I was not expecting an education in how to become a better nurse but an introduction  to different ideas in medicine as well as opportunity to help however I could. I got all this and more! My Spanish is 10 times better, I observed how the health care system here works and I saw people who were grateful for the care they received, something lacking in the US.

7- How would you describe your accommodation, meals, security, friendliness, quality others:
I loved staying with Maria Elena. She makes a point to make you feel like a part of her home. Never felt unsafe although people must remember to keep their wits about them. Food was amazing!

8- What was your favorite memory of this trip?:
Program: The gratitude of the patients.
Host Family: Maria Elena always making sure that the program experience was what I was hoping for.
Country: Lago Titicaca!

9- How was the ABV USA support prior traveling?
Sarah was great on making sure I was prepared and had everything I needed.

9.1- What do you think about the reservation system online?
Very easy to use!

9.2- Who did you find Abroaderview website

10 – Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers?

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A Broader View Volunteers work tirelessly year round to support our volunteers, and also to serve the local communities where ABV projects are based. As a tax-exempt 501 c(3) organization A Broader View receive 100% of our funding from volunteer contributions. Through your program fee contribution our non-profit charity organization can operate beneficial humanitarian aid programs which are successful and continuous supported year round.

Local, professional full-time coordinators, placement logistics, airport pick up and departure transportation, arrival orientation, food & local accommodations, are a major part of providing a safe, meaningful volunteer experience. When you join A Broader View, you will receive pre-trip visa and vaccination support, assistance with flights, fundraising planning, through our interactive online volunteer portal. Our local partners not only benefit from volunteers valuable contributions at the project, they benefit financially with year-round monetary support from A Broader View. In the last decade A Broader View has donated over 3.5 million dollars in international aid.

By joining A Broader View you are not only helping to make a difference during your own trip, your impact will last even after you go home.

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